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August 15, 2014
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Survivor in fatal car accident had .241 BAC

Douglas Liljedahl Jr. blew .241 on a preliminary breath test on the scene of a fatal accident last weekend at Highway 82 and Catherine Store Road, three times the legal limit of .08.

The incident occurred just after noon Aug. 10. Authorities said Liljedahl, 50, of Carbondale was driving a van that collided with a Subaru station wagon carrying Kathy Sharp, 65, of Carbondale.

Sharp was airlifted Denver Health Medical Center, where she ultimately died.

Liljedahl was arrested for felony vehicular assault, driving under the influence and careless driving and was released on a $6,750 bond. It is his first felony charge in Colorado.

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The Aspen Times Updated Aug 16, 2014 07:06AM Published Aug 17, 2014 08:03AM Copyright 2014 The Aspen Times. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.